TramTrain Line – Alicante Tram-Train, Spain

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Rail for the Valley wishes to reinstate the Vancouver to Chilliwack interurban, using TramTrain technology. TramTrain is a development of light rail, where a light rail vehicle has the ability to operate on tram (streetcar); light-rail; and mainline railway tracks. The interurban was the original TramTrain, which has now evolved into the sleek LRV’s now used on TramTrain operations around the world.

By using TramTrain, LRT can be easily and affordably extended to areas of low population, giving the benefits of modern public transport to people who otherwise be abandoned by transit planners. One kiliometre of SkyTrain light-metro could fund up to 20 km. of TramTrain; a lesson that the planners at the cash strapped TransLink have yet to learn.

The following is from Railway Technology.com

 

Ferrocarriles de la Generalitat Valenciana (FGV)
Opening date
2005-08
Construction cost
€500 million
Route length
51km (32 miles)
Maximum line speed
100km/h (60mph)
Gauge
1,000mm
Underground stations
3
Overground stations
39

Electrification:

Voltage
750V
Current
DC overhead

Rolling Stock:

Builder
Alstom
Fleet total
19 (some from Valencia)
Build date
1997-98
Electrical equipment
Alstom
Trainset power
840kW
Maximum speed
70km/h (tram mode), 100km/h (train mode)
Capacity
99 seated, 204 standing

Special Characteristics:

Major Spanish coastal tourist centre
Upgrade of established main line railway
Integration with existing tramway route
New central multi-modal interchange
Nine new dual-mode vehicles built
Several more branches planned by 2010
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One Response to “TramTrain Line – Alicante Tram-Train, Spain”

  1. valeriy sidorov Says:

    Hello.

    Recently we have learnt about your railway company and have decided to write you the letter on e-mail.
    At our school number 514 is club of railwaymen and metro.
    We collect the various information on the railway in the different countries of the
    world and we collect various models of locomotives, trains and structures.
    We wish to ask you to send us mail the information on your company, maps,
    magazines, cards and small souvenirs for memories of your company.
    We hope that our small inquiry doesn’t remain without the answer
    and at us will be more information on the railway in your country.

    Our address:

    Russia 196211
    Sankt-Peterburg
    Basseynaya street 71 room 93
    Sidorov Valera

    Yours faithfully, club of the railway of school 514.

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